The DSE previously used tools causing several pain points for the department’s IT staff. Failure notifications were frequently unreliable, and lacked sufficient information to identify specific points of failure.
Seminole’s transition from mainframe processing to distributed processing presented the electric cooperative’s IT team with an important choice. Continue to invest in Control-M, the cooperative’s original mainframe scheduling tool, or start to look at alternative solutions.
Seminole Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric power generation and transmission facilities in the United States. Initially, Seminole would run its Dynamics AX batch jobs at 11:00 PM, in the hopes that other processes would be done by the time Dynamics jobs started. A Thursday backup that included weekly consolidation of several databases frequently ran long, causing Dynamics jobs to fail. The Seminole team would often spend Friday mornings troubleshooting and re-running jobs.